Saturday, July 24

Food Prices

Economy, Food, Food Prices, grocery prices, labor shortage, Maine, Retail

A Maine restaurant is cutting opening hours because it can’t get enough ingredients to serve diners. It says it’s ordering 8-ounce burgers and receiving 2-ounce patties.

Brady's Restaurant in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, cut opening hours because it can't get enough food. Its owner said that suppliers are hiking prices and substituting some orders. "You order an 8-ounce patty, they'll send you a 2," she said. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Food, Food Prices, Restaurants, Retail, transport, Transportation, Truckers

Truckers are getting six-figure salaries as food suppliers scramble to find drivers – and it’s pushing up the price of fryer oil and chocolate by as much as 50%

Food suppliers are hiking up trucker wages and food prices as they struggle to find drivers, per the NY Post. One New York company said it had to hire truckers from Alabama and put them up in hotels in the Bronx. Chefs' Warehouse told The Post that this was pushing up prices for oil, salt, and chocolate. See more stories on Insider's business page. Food suppliers desperately trying to find drivers to transport their goods are hiking up wages for truckers to as much as six figures — and some have to raise their food prices as a result, according to a report by The New York Post.The head of an outsourcing company that hires truckers,...